Securely Delete Files on Flash Media

If you've noticed the numerous posts lately on the Datalight blog regarding JEDEC and eMMC, you might be wondering why we're so excited about this particular standard. There are many features that this "smarter" memory will enable for OEMs; In this post I'll focus on one of those features in the eMMC specification -secure delete.
Security | Posted In: Security
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Breaking Through the Sub-20nm NAND Flash Barrier

That cracking you may or may not have heard last month was the sound of SanDisk and Toshiba breaking the sub-20 nanometer NAND barrier. Flying in the face of conventional wisdom (and more than a few industry analysts), both companies recently announced they will be delivering 19nm NAND this year.
Endurance | Posted In: Endurance
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Coolest (and creepiest) Tech News I've Seen Lately

While listening to NPR this week I caught a story on a new artificial heart developed by the Texas Heart Institute. What's cool is that the device promises to overcome some of the inherent limitations of older technologies that led to premature failure - such as pumps wearing out or breaking down, and blood clots.
Medical | Posted In: Medical
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A File System Designed for Embedded

Instead of adapting a desktop or server file system for embedded use, it is far better to use a file system designed specifically for embedded use.
Linux||Performance | Posted In: Linux, Performance
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Flash Memory & Android Dominate ESC Silicon Valley

The topic of storage technology seemed to be everywhere at last week's Embedded Systems Conference in San Jose, appearing in numerous key note speeches, presentations and exhibit booths. It appears the industry is waking up to the difficulties of storing and managing a torrent of data being produced by new mobile applications.
Android||News||Events | Posted In: Android, News, Events
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Does Consumer Electronics Drive Embedded or Vice Versa?

The hot topics in the consumer electronics segments today are Android, installable applications, sexy user interfaces, sensors like GPS receivers, gyroscopes and accelerometers and larger capacity/smaller size storage.
Android||Consumer | Posted In: Android, Consumer
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Security and eMMC

The JEDEC eMMC 4.4 specification added two variations to the basic erase command for data security. These were: Secure Erase - A command indicating a secure purge should be performed on an erase group.
Security | Posted In: Security
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Bootstrapping Linux from NAND Flash

We've received a bit of feedback on our Bootstrapping Linux from NAND Flash with FlashFX Tera and Reliance Nitrowhitepaper. Questions that have come up regarding this whitepaper include: "The sample project included in the whitepaper demonstrated booting from NOR rather than NAND, is it possible for the bootloader to reside in NAND?"
News||Linux | Posted In: News, Linux
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A Note on Customer Support

Occasionally we survey our recent customers to find out how their experience was with customer support. When I first began seeing responses, I was amazed at how positive they ALL were. Now, a few years later, I continue to see overwhelmingly positive comments regarding our customers' interactions with our support team - at this point I would be surprised to hear something negative!
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About Fragmentation

Do you need defrag? It mostly depends on your hardware and your use case. While defragmenting a file system can make the computer run faster, it's not the only answer.
Performance | Posted In: Performance
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